Kim Booth MP
Member for Bass
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Unfinished Business: Time to Treaty
“Last week I wrote to the Premier, in his capacity as Aboriginal Affairs Minister, requesting he initiate good-faith negotiations with representatives from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community to deliver a meaningful Treaty,” Greens Leader and Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson Kim Booth MP said, while addressing the Invasion Day rally held in Hobart.
Call for Alternative Australia Day Date
“The Greens welcome the Premier’s commitment to placing Aboriginal land transfers back on the state table, but we also urge Mr Hodgman to have the courage to place on the national agenda the need to shift the Australia Day date,” Mr Booth said.
Liberal Energy Strategy Smokescreen
“Matthew Groom’s so-called Energy Strategy is nothing more than a smokescreen to cover the billion dollar loss on carbon price over the next 10 years, which he and the Premier encouraged their federal counterparts to repeal,” Mr Booth said.
Is Harriss in Breach of RFA – or Has it Been Changed Secretly?
“Clause 45 of the 2005 Supplementary Regional Forest Agreement details the 10 year deadline for the end of broad-scale clearing of native forest vegetation on private land as formally agreed by both the federal and state governments,” Mr Booth said. 
“Words hardly seem sufficient at times like these, when people are trying to deal with such a horrific day and tragic outcome. The shock is overwhelming.”
Gutwein Must Heed Wake-up Call From Auditor General
“The Greens have been calling for an independent comprehensive State Finance and Taxation Review to be undertaken to start to address long term structural problems facing the Tasmanian economy,” Mr Booth said.
Harriss Grows Forestry Debts With No Plan B
“Today’s Forestry Tasmania GBE examination reveals that the industry will receive public subsidies of at least $37 million this financial year,” Mr Booth said.
TasNetworks Props up Forestry Tasmania with $30 million
“This government has deliberately kept Tasmanians in the dark over plans to keep pouring public subsidies into failing businesses such as Forestry Tasmania,” Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.
Hydro Projections Show Staggering Losses of $694, 991, 553 Over Next Six Years
“Six year modelling by Hydro shows the GBE’s projections consist of a massive total of $97,687,737 loss on power purchase agreements (PPA’s) with Chinese company Shenua, given as a deal sweetener when Hydro Tasmania sold them the wind farms,” Mr Booth said.
Liberals Try to Limit GBE Scrutiny
“This bizarre attempt to prevent the committee examining Hydro Tasmania to ask questions pertaining to long term business plans, makes a mockery of these scrutiny hearings,” Mr Booth said.